A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.

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What is the relation between the Linux device drivers “domains”?

As I'm reading about the Linux device drivers and power management API I keep encountering terms like "system level", "subsystem", "platform", "class", and so on. What is the relation between them? ...
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Data transfer between ATmega16 microcontroller and Linux?

Can any one tell me how can I know status of any pin of an ATmega16 microcontroller using Ubuntu? When I connect ATmega16 to my system a file in /dev/ is created by name ttyUSB0. I am using an ...
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Fedora won't boot after installing Nvidia drivers

I followed this tutorial about Nvidia drivers installation and I accidentally forget to do 5th point (disabling nouveau drivers), so now I can't boot my system. I know I am idiot but is there anything ...
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Determine whether kernel built-in driver supports a device

I'm trying to find a way to accurately determine whether all the hardware on some system has a valid driver installed either via a kernel module or built-in to the kernel. I'm working with RHEL 5.5 ...
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Is there a list of NICs that work with linux?

I built a new computer and want to install Linux on it. I loaded a couple different flavors and they detect there is a NIC but it won't connect to the network. It looks like it tries and tries but ...
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An easier way to print from a live CD than Puppy?

After several failed attempts to burn an Ubuntu CD to live boot from (they wouldn't boot, maybe because my CD burning software wouldn't burn slower than 4X speed?), I've managed to get a boot disc ...
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How to install precompiled ath9k driver?

I have a Ubuntu and I have cross compiled an ath9k driver for an ARM architecture. The problem is a can't make the install work as I want to work. README says the following: Building for external ...
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Does linux modules/drivers belong to kernal space or user space

Some articles say that modules/drivers belong to kernel space as it take part in forming the kernel; (reference: http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/drivers_linux) While others say that ...
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Mint update with NVIDIA breaks Cinnamon

I have Linux Mint 14 64-bit Cinnamon on a desktop with an NVidia GTX 680 graphics card. I downloaded and installed the drivers from the NVIDIA website (installed on TTY1 with sudo service mdm stop). ...
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USB-Serial Driver(Exar Xr21v1414) Run Error

I'm currently trying to run the bellow driver in linux-3.8.3 on Exar xr21v1414 http://www.exar.com/connectivity/uart-and-bridging-solutions/usb-uarts/xr21v1410, but when i install the driver ...
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brcmsmac does not work

I am attempting to enable my wireless interface in Slax Linux, so far, I know the driver I need is brcmsmac, since I have a broadcom card; and this work in Slackware. The driver is available and does ...
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Would someone please explain lspci -vv output?

I have the following output from running lspci -vv -s 00:00 on my single board computer running Linux. 07:05.0 RAID bus controller: Adaptec AAC-RAID (Rocket) (rev 03) Subsystem: Adaptec ASR-2230S + ...
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Unable to install LAN driver in RedHat (*** /lib/modules/2.6.32-358.el6.i686/build: No such file or directory)?

I tried to install the Realtek LAN driver on my RHEL Server (running version 6.4). In the folder extracted: autorun.sh log.txt Makefile README src \>type command: ./autorun.sh ...
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RT3290 Wireless still not working

I've been trying to get my wireless working for two weeks now. I have 1814:3290 wireless card. I am on Linux Mint 14 64-bit. I have tried all the suggestion on here: ...
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Fix keyboard chattering/bouncing on the software side

I have a mechanical keyboard (Noppoo Choc Mini with Cherry MX Blue switches) and after a few weeks, some key presses are getting sent two times even though I press a single time. I found out that this ...
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Cups configuration does not consider my new PPD driver (Debian Wheezy)

My Brother HL-4040CN is very unpredictible when trying to print images or PDFs. Searching around, I found an accurate driver description file at openprinting.org: ...
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Unable to install Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller driver for centOS 6

I've installed CentOS 6.3. However, eth0 does not show up on ifconfig. So I figured out that I need to install alx Ethernet driver from here. Since my internet is not working, as ethernet drivers are ...
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Drivers for GMA 4500MHD

~$ lsmod | grep ^i915 i915 296139 3 -------------------- 2:2.15.0~maverick~ppa1 **(xserver-xorg-video-intel)** from ...
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Install Fedora core 15 on HP Smart Array Controller HDD

I need to install "Fedora Core 15" Linux on to HP Smart Array Controller attached HDD. Problem is Fedora Core 15 kernel do not has HPSA device driver. I tried to load (my own build) HPSA driver ...
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Attaching USB-Serial device with custom PID to ttyUSB0 on embedded

I'm attempting to get an FTDI USB-Serial device with a custom PID to automatically (or even manually) attach to ttyUSB%n, without much success. The device's normal VID/PID is 0403/6001. When ...
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Webcam Device Driver to support H.264

I have a Creative Live Cam Connect HD (id: 041e:4093) and this webcam has an on-board H.264 encoder. Unfortunately v4l2 only inputs the feed as MJPG. $ v4l2-ctl --list-formats ioctl: VIDIOC_ENUM_FMT ...
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Where do the device option values beginning with “Monitor-xyz” come from in xorg.conf?

Trying to install prop drivers for my Radeon HD6850 card on crunchbang (debian-based linux). Followed these instructions for install from repo and used aticonfig instead of amdconfig to create an ...
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How to create a driver for Linux from within Windows?

I found a wonderful tutorial on how to install my driver here but I quickly ran into a problem. Let me explain the problem i am facing. I want to install a Linux distro (still looking into different ...
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How to configure buildroot to add a sound device?

I've used a given board configuration to reconfigure it for my individual board. My board has a CS4270 sound device of Cirrus Logic. My uImage is booting successfully on my target hardware, but an ...
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Installing AMD GPU drivers on Fedora 18

How can I install the AMD graphics drivers on Fedora 18? I downloaded the driver from the amd website. I unpacked the driver and ran the "amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64.run" ...
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Light linux for disk operations

I have old computer with Windows XP system and it started crashing randomly. I need light OS, which can be booted as Live CD/DVD in which I could copy all data from hdd to external hdd. I have tried ...
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Help compiling a Linux driver for a TV card stack

I've been trying to get my Raspberry Pi to work with one of two TV Cards that I have available on me. Unfortunately I live in Hong Kong where due to the digital broadcast standard, leaves me with few ...
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How to disable Nouveau on Fedora 18?

I want to install the proprietary Nvidia driver. Downloaded it from here. I have the 64-bit one. However, when I try to install it, I can't because the Nouveau driver is already there. I have spend ...
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How to list all present optical drivers?

How can I list all the installed optical drivers with udev or any other core-based tool (perl is also very good) ? P.S.: I know about the wodim --devices command, but it's an undesirable ...
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How to setup GParted video mode in Oracle Virtualbox?

I'm trying to boot GParted live 0.14.1-6 within Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.6 r82870 (Extension Pack installed). The host OS is Windows 7, the physical graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6900. The physical ...
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Video Gibberish (once every week or two)

Trying to track down an odd video problem. I was running Ubuntu (Precise Penguin) before and running Lucid before that. In both cases the video was running fine (over the last two years). However ...
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(Solved) Linux cdc_acm device - unexpected characters sent to USB device

I'm having trouble with unexpected characters being sent on a USB port with the cdc_acm driver. What makes this all the more perplexing is that the code runs fine on Ubuntu 12.04 (3.2 kernel) but ...
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How to list all hardware supported by kernel

I want to see all hardware supported by the kernel in use. For example, if I have the 3.8.x.x version of the Linux kernel, how will I know what hardware is supported there. Tools like lspci, lshw, ...
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Despite all attempts fan is still running very loudly and fast

I am running DELL Vostro 3750, operating system Linux Mint and despite all my attempts the fan is still running very fast and loud. So far I have tried first edit Grub according to this article. Than ...
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USB_HID is not working

How do I get a usb keyboard to work? I have already selected and compiled the USB HID transport layer and I don't know what else to do.
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Archbang can't connect to wireless

Last week I tried Crunchbang 11, it couldn't connect to wireless. Yesterday I removed it and installed Archbang from CD (final 2012 version). Everything was working perfectly, when I did pacman -Syu ...
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How to install a printer that is connected via an USB-to-Parallel-Port adapter?

I'm running Sabayon Linux (x86_64). $ uname -a Linux qdoe 3.7.0-sabayon #1 SMP Thu Dec 20 07:12:55 UTC 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux I have a HP ...
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Compile Linux Kernel w/ Dynamically (Un)loadable usbserial Module

I've attempted to install drivers for an FPGA device, but require that I remove the usbserial module. This happens to be impossible because usbserial is a built-in module. It was suggested that I ...
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Intel 82845G Integrated Graphics hanging in Fedora 18 i686 desktop

The first sign of this was that on startup gnome started up in safe mode and I can't access system settings from the gui menu. $ uname -a Linux mymachine 3.7.2-204.fc18.i686.PAE #1 SMP Wed Jan 16 ...
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Removing builtin modules in Linux

I'm currently attempting to remove the usbserial module in order to install a new driver module. When I attempt to remove the module I get the following issue: [root@localhost xr21v141x-lnx-3.0-pak]# ...
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Kernel does not detect Hardware / Software or Hardware fault

I've got more of a basic question for you: My linux kernel (I tried several here from stock 2.6, 3.2 and 3.5 as well as a custom 3.7.3 one) does not detect my synaptics touchpad - or I'am too dumb ...
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USB Driver Compilation Error

I'm currently trying to compile a Linux USB UART driver, which is provided here: http://www.exar.com/connectivity/uart-and-bridging-solutions/usb-uarts/xr21v1410 The driver consists of 2 header files ...
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Can Debian linux find automaticaly drivers for USB ethernet NIC?

Can Debian linux find automaticaly drivers for USB ethernet NIC? Which would you recommend me? My problem is, on my datastore, there is only 100mbps network, no free PCI slots, so last chance how to ...
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How do I get a bulletproof wifi?

I have used several Linux distributions (Arch, Debian, Ubuntu) over the years and I would consider myself not an expert but certainly an experienced user. It happened now for the 3rd time that I was ...
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Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device on Fedora 18: No drivers?

I've just installed Fedora 18 on an old laptop, and it seems I can't get drivers for the graphics card. "Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device" is what lspci is reporting, but I'm ...
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Install Broadcom wifi adapter driver in BackTrack 5 R1

How can I install the Broadcom BCM43142 driver in BackTrack 5 R1? Please can anyone guide me with step by step instructions as I am new at Linux.
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linux driver installation error - “/lib/modules/2.6.18-194.el5/build: No such file or directory. Stop.”

I got an error /lib/modules/2.6.18-194.el5/build: No such file or directory. Stop. while installing moxa driver, following is the shell screen shot. [root@lnx149-252 driver]# pwd ...
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Find out which modules are associated with a usb device?

Could you recommend a way to figure out which driver is being used for a USB device. Sort of a usb equivalent of lspci -k command.
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Can (CUPS) ppd files for Mac OS X be used for linux?

I am looking at buying a printer (actually an all-in-one I prefer for the features it provides, but I want to focus on the printer part here) which does not provide linux drivers, but does provide Mac ...
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Current state of AMD graphics driver for Linux?

I've used Linux distros quite a lot and remember horrible AMD support for graphic cards. I'm building a new rig, atm, and would like to know if the situation improved?